Wadada Leo Smith tops 3 categories in DownBeat Magazine’s 65th Annual Critics Poll and is featured in DownBeats’ August 2017 cover story

Boldly original trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist and composer Wadada Leo Smith has topped three categories in DownBeat Magazine’s 65th Annual Critics Poll: Jazz Artist, Trumpet and Jazz Album (for America’s National Parks on Cuneiform.) A group of 155 international critics from organizations including The Boston Globe, Chicago TribuneDownBeat, Jazziz, JazzTimes, NPR, Rolling Stone, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Village Voice participated in this year’s poll. Smith is also featured on the cover of the August 2017 issue of DownBeat.

 

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